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If you’re looking for inexpensive (read: cheap) Valentine’s Day roses, have a look at these photos!
These six-rose bouquets from Aldi cost $2.99 all year long.
Here’s how to make those cheap supermarket bouquets look fabulous for Valentine’s Day, or everyday…
Aldi is a no-frills grocery chain with rock bottom prices.
You can also find good deals on two dozen rose bouquets at Sam’s Club and Costco.
—>UPDATE: Wild Oats Franklin is offering 2 dozen rose bouquets for $20 on Valentine’s Day. Aldi offers special dozen rose wrapped bouquets for $16.
That is, if you can find roses near Valentine’s Day. That’s why I love the everyday, $2.99 cost at Aldi stores.
(The roses are not long-stem, but not as short as I cut mine in the photo above.)
Here’s how to pick the best supermarket rose bouquet:
- Find out when the next fresh flower delivery is.
- If possible, choose from the new box of flowers.
- Don’t buy roses which are opened fully or have loose petals.
Your Aldi rose bouquet will also come with a big fern frond and one stem of filler flower like astromeria lilies in bud. I am usually pleased with the overall quality, especially when I add the flower food.
Here’s how to make supermarket roses look even more beautiful at home:
- Snip off the straggly leaves.
- Dilute the free Floralife packet in cold water.
- Make a fresh cut on each stem.
- Put flowers in water immediately after cutting.
Of course, you will need your own vase for Aldi flowers. A six-stem bouquet doesn’t take up much room, so I suggest a skinny vase or even a narrow drinking glass.You might also divide your flowers among a few bud vases.
Here are my extra-special touches for making your Valentine’s Day roses spectacular:
- Cut the stems short and pack them densely in a silver julep cup.
- Add garden greenery like ivy or nandina clippings, even pine.
- Mix in fresh fruit like Aldi’s cheap lemons or oranges on bamboo skewers.
At holidays and graduation times, the flower pickings may be slim. I usually find at least one bouquet of red roses, one of pink, and one in the yellow/orange range.
If you’re not into arranging your own Valentine’s Day flowers, here are our picks for the best Nashville florists.
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